With the triumphant Spider-Man: Far From Home, the epic Infinity Saga came to a conclusion in 2019.
A new dawn of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is thus upon us, and for the first time it is venturing into the world of television thanks to new streaming service Disney+ opening up a world of opportunities.
Although we have had Marvel shows before such as Jessica Jones and Daredevil, they always ran separate to the world of the MCU, despite hints and nods that would potentially connect the two.
But with the arrival of the mighty Disney+, this is no more, with Marvel Studios now taking charge when it comes to the television side of the comic book conglomerate.
From now on the Marvel TV shows coming our way will be set in the world of the MCU, being intrinsically tied to the storylines of the movies featuring crucial plot developments, characters and more.
Each one will be on Disney+ and either feature returning characters or new heroes, or a combination of the two, with many of the shows being limited series running for only six episodes.
Marvel Studios have already announced a slate of upcoming shows heading our way and yeah, it is quite exciting. Here is everything confirmed so far.
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
Now delayed until next year, new show The Falcon And The Winter Solider will see stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan returning as the heroes.
Due for release later this year, the series will pick up with the duo following the events of Avengers: Endgame, so Falcon is in possession of Captain America’s shield, with his loyal teammate Bucky Barnes by his side.
Daniel Brühl’s villainous Zemo from Captain America: Civil War is also back for the series (this time wearing a purple mask as per the comics), as is Emily Van Camp’s former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter.
When it comes to new characters, the only one announced so far is Wyatt Russell as John Walker, a supervillain from the comics who is known by his other name – Super-Patriot.
Arriving later this year, Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) are getting their own show called WandaVision, which will be set after Avengers: Endgame and promises to be weird.
Of course Vision was killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War leaving fans wondering how on Earth he can be back in the MCU, with speculation rife that the series will partly take place in Wanda’s mind as she imagines a version of life with her partner set in the 1950s.
Teyonah Parris also joins the cast as an adult Monica Rambeau, the kid from Captain Marvel, whilst Randall Park and Kat Dennings will reprise their MCU roles as Jimmy Woo (Ant-Man And The Wasp) and Darcy Lewis (Thor) respectively. MCU newbie Kathryn Hahn meanwhile will play a mysterious character described as a ‘nosy neighbour’.
Remember what we said about these shows being intrinsically tied to the movies? Well we do know the events of WandaVision will directly lead into sequel Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, which will star Scarlet Witch alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Master Of The Mystic Arts.
Premiering in early 2021, The God Of Mischief is back as Tom Hiddleston’s cheekily charming Loki is getting his own show!
You may recall that in Avengers: Endgame we saw Loki escape with the Tesseract during a visit back in time to the Battle Of New York. Well this new series will follow this runaway version of Loki who has not gone through the redemptive arc he followed in the original MCU timeline.
Expect plenty of shenanigans and Owen Wilson, Richard E. Grant and Gugu Mbatha-Raw starring in currently unknown roles.
The first MCU animated series will star Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher who narrates a look at Marvel’s history, delving deep into alternative possibilities and what could have been.
Many MCU actors will be reprising their roles including Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Hayley Atwell and Paul Rudd, making the voice cast for this show incredible.
Although we don’t know every story the series will tell, it has been confirmed we will get a look at what would have happened if Peggy Carter was the one who was injected with the Super Soldier Serum rather than Steve Rogers, and what is Loki wielded Mjolnir instead of Thor.
23 episodes have been confirmed with the show due to start next summer.
Due to arrive in autumn 2021, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye will pass on the torch to Kate Bishop in this Disney+ show which will complete the character’s story arc.
Not much else is known about the series except that it will take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame and will run for six episodes.
Rumours have been swirling Bumblebee star Hailee Steinfeld will play Kate but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany will play the title role in the upcoming Disney+ show She-Hulk which will introduce fellow Hulk Bruce Banner’s cousin to the MCU.
In the comics Jennifer Walters gains her powers after receiving a blood transfusion from Banner, with Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo therefore not ruling out an appearance in the series.
Four Weddings And A Funeral’s Bisha K. Ali has been tapped as showrunner of the upcoming Ms. Marvel series which is based on the titular superhero, a.k.a. Kamala Khan.
In the comics Khan is a Pakistani America who discovers that she is an Inhuman, gaining shapeshifting abilities.
Although little is known about the show MCU head honcho Kevin Feige has confirmed Ms. Marvel will feature in upcoming MCU movies too, potentially Captain Marvel 2.
Superhero Moon Knight, who is kind of like Marvel’s version of Batman, will be making his debut in the MCU getting his own show on Disney+.
With the project in early development stages very little is known except that The Umbrella Academy’s Jeremy Slater will be showrunner.
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